Pinatas were traditionally made with a clay pot base and many artisans make a living selling just the pot for people to decorate as they wish. However, clay pot pinatas have mostly been replaced by those made with newspaper or corrugated cardboard, or a combination of both.
Pinatas are then filled with candy and prizes, waiting for the lucky person to break open. The person who successfully break open the pinata will rewarded good luck throughout the year. Therefore, pinatas are great to use for different events such as birthdays, carnivals, family reunions & etc.
Pinatas today come in all shapes and sizes, with many representing cartoon or other characters known to most children, which include Batman, Superman, Spider-Man or characters based on popular movies & television shows such as Cars-Lightning Mcqueen, Toy Story, Nemo & etc.